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  1. #1
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    Default Dumb luck...or a miracle....

    So, in the past I have posted about my dog that has heart defects, subaortic stenosis and a 5/6 murmur....she developed that dreadful cough which primary vet said "sounds like a cardiac cough".....$800 those visits.

    Meanwhile, other dog came down ill, undiagnosed diabetes at age 7, quickly got him to vet and then emergency vet. He became hypermolar the second day and I had him put to sleep.$2100 between the two vets.


    Then, aged rescue TB got an eye abrasion, treated that, then noticed her tongue hanging out, ataxia, can't swallow, put her down after two days, as she couldn't swallow food....$545.

    The good news? Canine cardiologist ($600) now says dog has outgrown the heart defect and the cough disappeared and the prognosis for her heart is GOOD.

    So...I do have something to be happy about.....


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    Sounds like if it wasn't for bad luck, you wouldn't have any luck! Glad you got some good news finally!


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  3. #3
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    Ours is not to wonder why....


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    Ah man rough times all round. Glad your doggie's heart is better. ((HUGS))


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    Thats probably the best $600 spent!! Great news!!

    Sorry to hear about your diabetic dog, while regular diabetes is often quite managable when they become hyperosmolar it usually means at least weeks stay in ICU and long term prgnosis is really not great. So tough, especially when you lose them at such a young age.


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    So sorry about your loss but I am glad to hear that your animals are finally catching a break


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  7. #7
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    Sorry about your loss, but maybe your luck is finally starting to turn! If I were you, I might go out and buy a lotto ticket on the off-chance that something, somewhere, is smiling on ya


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  8. #8
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    So sorry about your losses but YAY on cardiac dog! I second the idea of buying a lotter ticket or three!
    What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!


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  9. #9
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    Thank you everybody, I heart COTH....and thanks Squish for the correct word..hyperosmolar...14 years working in a shelter and I never heard that before...yes, best $600 I ever spent, you should see my gorgeous Newfie/Border Collie girl.....



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